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VOL. LIV 



WELLESLEY, MASS., OCTOBER 11, 1945 



NO. 3 



Artist Series 
Will Present 
Mr. Robeson 

Robeson Will Open Series 

With Program of Russian 

Music, Negro Spirituals 

Paul Robeson, distinguished 
singer and actor, will open the 
Wellesley Concert Series for 1945- 
46 on Wednesday evening, Octo- 
ber 17 at 8:30 p.m. in Alumnae 
Hall. Mr. Robes°n's concert is the 
first of the series, suspended for 
the past two years, which will 
bring to Wellesley this year such 
noted artists as the Budapest 
String Quartet, Robert Casadesus, 
and Mme. Bidu Sayao. 

Mr. Robeson will present a pro- 
gram of Russian music by Mous- 
sorgsky, English ballads, and Ne- 
gro spirituals. 

Mr. Robeson is returning to the 
concert stage after playing a full 
season in the title role of "Othello'' 
in New York and on the road. 
Born in Princeton, New Jersey, 
in 1898, Mr. Robeson originally 
planned to become a minister and 
sang only for pleasure. As a re- 
sult his voice retains a natural 
quality often lost by intensive 
training. 

At the Provincetown Playhouse 
in 1923 Mr. Robeson made his pro- 
fessional debut as an actor in 
"Emperor Jones". He had been 
discovered by Eugene O'Neill 
while acting in a Y.M.C.A. play. 
Encouraged by friends to become 
a singer, he presented his first 
recital in 1925 at the Greenwich 
Village Theatre in New Y°rk and 
was an immediate success. 

Since 1940, Mr. Robeson has 
been a soloist with many of the 
great orchestras. Last season he 
sang in Lewisohn Stadium with 
the New York Philharmonic and 
at Robin Hood Dell wi.th the 
Philadelphia Orchestra. Before 
the war, he toured Europe and 
the British Isles, and gave com- 
mand performances before the 
royalty of Europe. His debut at 
Albert Hall in London was ac- 
claimed by all of England. Each 
season since his return to the 
United States he has given con- 
certs from coast to coast. 

Mr. Robeson has gained special 
(Continued on Page 6, Column 6) 



Correction: Economics majors 
will hear Mrs. Blake McKel- 
vey, Professor of Economics at 
Sarah Lawrence, October 24. 



New Location 
Spurs Radio's 
Plans for '45 

WBS will open its 1945 broad- 
casting season October 15 from 
a new studio in 442 Green Hall. 
"The new studio will allow more 
people to participate in better 
shows," states Marie Bransfield, 
Head of Radio. The schedule this 
year will include three daily 
shows which will run from 8:00- 
8:30 in the morning, 5:00-6:00 in 
the afternoon and 7:15-9:00 in the 

evening. 

The radio board has planned 
numerous programs this year 
which are intended to integrate 
all campus activities. Plans have 
been made to broadcast lectures, 
book reviews, and faculty-student 
debates. Exchange programs with 
Harvard and Radcliffe, a musical 
request program, and drama night 
with original presentations by 
the script department are part 
of this year's schedule. There 
will be a suggestion box on the 
radio board for any ideas that 
students have for other broad- 
casts. 

WBS has several commercial 
sponsors including General Elec- 
tric, which sponsors the Campus 
News, Gruen Watch Company, 
The New York Herald Tribune, 
and the RCA Victor Corporation 
which has loaned the Wellesley 
station 1200 records that can be 
used for the request show. The 
money gained from these adver- 
tisements will be used to improve 
the physical set-up of WBS. Ma- 
rie Bransfield promises that 
"WBS will watch the commer- 
cials so that they will not become 
unbearable." 

Radio last year had over 200 
members. The number has been 
cut this year in order to allow 
those who participate to have a 
real opportunity to do their job 
on a regular schedule. Four 
members of the radio board at- 
(Continued on Page 6, Column 1) 



Mayling Soong Lecturers 
Will Provide Information 
On Far Eastern Topics 



Dower Freshman Praises 
Spirit of Jap Captives 

Betty Blue, nterned by Japs for Three Years, 
Tells of Experiences as Prisoner in Manila 

Betty Blue '49, a Dower fresh- 
man, was interned by the Jap- 
anese at Santo Tomas for a pe- 
riod of three years. She believes 
thafcjin order to organize think- 
ing "about our contribution to 
world peace everyone must be 
fully aware of what has gone on. 
Very important in this under- 
standing is a knowledge of the 
treatment that the Japanese gave 
to the people of the countries that 
they invaded and to the enemy 
nationals. Such knowledge gives 
pointers on the re-education of 
the Japanese people. 

The following is an excerpt 
from a speech Betty gave about the 
internment camp: "The story of 
Santo Tomas is not a pretty one. 
But it is inspiring if you look 
behind the visible facts and feel 
the indomitable spirit which was 
the key-note of the camp. We 
lived for tomorrow, in Santo To- 
mas — for a world of tomorrows, 
all of them free. And the sac- 
rifices of those internees will 
never be in vain if we can only 
succeed in building a peace which 
will insure freedom of thought 
and action, to men for the re- 
maining generations of the world. 




BETTY BLUE "49 

"The Japanese entered Manila 
on January 2. They immediately 
starting rounding up enemy na- 
tionals. They had the addresses 
of all Americans and went around 
with army trucks collecting them. 
They were given 15 minutes to 
get ready and were told to pre- 
pare for three days. We stayed 

(Continued on Page U, Column 3) 



French Leader, 
At Buchenwald, 
Will Speak Here 

Le Commandant Maillard, a 
leader in the French Underground 
during the war, will speak about 
the French Resistance movement 
and his internment at Buchenwald 
at a lecture, sposored by the De- 
partment of French, in Pendleton 
on October 18. 

At the outbreak of the war, 
Major Maillard was mobilized as 
a signal officer. After a year's 
fighting, he was demobilized in 
August of 1940 at the time of the 
Vichy-German armistice. He im- 
mediately joined the Underground, 
but as a mask to his activities, 
obtained an official position with 
the Vichy Government as a police 
major. As a Resistance Leader, 
his duties, chiefly in Intelligence, 
consisted of the transmitting and 
receiving of information of Ger- 
man military operations. 

Arrested by Gestapo 

In the summer of 1943 the Ges- 



C.A. Presents Discussion 
Of Future Possibilities, 
Effects on Atomic Bomb 

The future possibilities and ef- 
fects of the atomic bomb were 
presented at the C.A. Panel Dis- 
cussion last Sunday evening, Oc- 
tober 7, at 7:30 in the Recreation 
Building. Speakers were Miss 
Louise S. McDowell, Professor of 
Physics; Mr. Henry F. Schwarz, 
of the Department of History, and 
Mr. Paul L. Lehmann, Associate 
Professor of Biblical History. 

Miss McDowell gave a sum- 
mary of the scientific development 
of the atomic bomb. She stated 
that its peacetime advantages 
would not be immediately avail- 
able to the general public because 
of the technical production diffi- 
culties in attaining high enough 
temperatures to effect the neces- 
sary explosion, because of the 
difficulty in controlling the chain 
reaction of electrons, the expense 
of shielding radioactivity, govern- 
ment restriction, and the difficulty 
in obtaining uranium. 

Mr. Schwarz showed that the 
atomic bomb would not stop fu- 
tuie wars by mutual consent, or 
by frightening nations into end- 
ing war, or could be controlled by 
a United States monopoly. "Are 
the United Nations strong enough 
to control war?" is the key prob- 
lem. "This is only possible," he 
said, "if the United Nations are 
really in agreement and are able 
to create a world state where 
sovereignty gives way to a cen- 
tral government." Mr. Schwarz 
concluded that he felt that we 
are not yet wise enough to achieve 
this world state. 

Presenting the theologian's point 
of view, Mr. Lehmann said that 
"the problem of the future of 
atomic energy is in a special sense 
one of religion." The hope of 
the world lies in the Biblical Re- 
ligion, which, he said, "is unique 
in that it regards the energy and 
sovereignty of the world as de- 
rived from the activity of a spe- 
cial kind of God whose will can 
be known and whose purpose pre- 
cedes and outruns what happens 
to mankind." 

Phyllis Roberson '46, head of 
the Worship Committee of C.A., 
introduced the speakers. A ques- 
tion period was held at the end 
of the discussion. 




MAJOR MAILLARD 

tapo became a serious threat to 
Maillard, so he went into hiding, 
travelling from one part of France 
to another, continuing his activ- 
ities the while. Several months 
later, the Gestapo tried to arrest 
him, but the Major escaped. Af- 
ter this he was forced to relin- 
quish his official post and work 
exclusively in the Resistance. He 
was finally arrested in February 
1944 and, after being interned 
in several places, was ultimately 
sent to Buchenwald. 

In an effort to make Maillard 
reveal valuable information, the 
Germans began by questioning him 
politely. Finding this to no avail, 
they resorted to beating him with 
horse whips and the "bath" treat- 
ment. This latter consisted of 
submerging the victim in a tub 
of water until he had almost 
drowned and then reviving him 
and repeating the performance. 
He still refused to talk. 

Maillard was then deported to 
(Continued on Page 6, Column 2) 



Fearing War in Pacific, 

Mr. L. K. Rosinger 

Studies Far East 

As part of their lecture series 
on Japan, the Mayling Soong foun- 
dation will sponsor three talks. 
October 15, 16 and 17, by three Far 
Eastern experts, Mr. Lawrence K. 
Rosinger, Miss Miriam S. Farley, 
and Dr. Douglas C- Haring. Mr. 
Rosinger will discuss "The Frame- 
work of Japanese Society" Mon- 
day. October 15, at 7:30 p.m. Mr. 
Rosinger, whose writings and pop- 
ular lectures on Far Eastern ques- 
tions have earned him a reputa- 
tion as an expert in this field, re- 
ceived his M. A. from Columbia 
University in 1936 and is now com- 
pleting the requirements for a 
Ph. D. in the Far Eastern field. 

His interest in the Far East 
dates from the early 1930's follow- 
ing the Japanese invasion of Man- 
churia and he writes: "Believing 
that the United States might be- 
come involved in another war by 
way of the Far East rather than 
Europe, I decided to specialize in 
Pacific affairs. I studied the his- 
tory of China and Japan, learned 
to read Chinese so that I could use 
the language in research, and gave 
as much attention as possible to 
immediate Far Eastern develop- 
ments." 

The afternoon following his lec- 
ture, October 16, at 4:40 p.m., 
Mrs. Miriam E. Farley, research 
staff member of the Institute of 
Pacific Relations and member of 
the editorial board of Far Eastern 
Survey, will lecture on Japan's 
postwar foreign trade relations. 
Miss Miriam E. Farley, research 
cent book entitled The problem of 
Japanese Trade Expansion in the 
Post War Situation, and is well 
known for her magazine articles 
on Far Eastern problems. 

Following Miss Farley's lecture 
on Tuesday, there will be a Forum 
and Mayling Soong Foundation 
(Continued o?t Page 6, Column S) 



Unique Traditions Born 
And Flourish in Quad Air 



Novel Beebe Housewarming 
Erratic Elevators, Add 
To Happy Atmosphere 

by Dot Mott '48 

It was just a miserable cigar- 
ette butt, glowing, of course, but 
nevertheless miserable. It was 
also just an old iron grating. But 
the grating happened to cover an 
air shaft in Beebe Hall where last 
Tuesday evening someone dropped 
a lighted cigarette. (Before pro- 
ceeding any further let it be un- 
derstood that no one was maimed 
in any way and that the damage 
was inconspicuous.) 

Ten minutes after the fatal act 
the living room was filled with 
smoke which later permeated the 
upper regions, including the ele- 
vator shaft. Bewildered Beebe- 
ites dashed frantically around in 
search of valuables, much im- 
pressed wi.th the realism of Mrs. 
Rhett's fire drills. Flames licked 
over the grating, for sadly enough, 
no one could operate the extin- 
guisher. (One army sergeant re- 
turning to the Well after an eve- 
ning at Beebe reported that the 
"house was on fire and the stupid 
females didn't know how to work 
the carbon-dioxide extinguisher. 
(We are inclined to term this mas- 
culine prejudice.) 

The Army to the Rescue 

A frightened sophomore scur- 
ried to the third floor in search 



of water, filled a leaky waste 
basket which soaked the stairs on 
the way down, and handed Mrs. 
Rhett an empty vessel. At last 
the blaze was quelled by the skill 
of a very understanding soldier, 
and Beebe dwellers made their 
way to bed through smoke filled 
halls. It took a lot of persuasion 
to induce one skeptical sophomore 
to return to her room from her 
strategic position of safety in a 
blanket on the grass. 

Fires, however, are just a part 
of the long and glorious Quadran- 
gle legend. Cazenove has been 
known to combust at least once a 
year ever since its founding in 
1905, just one year after Pomeroy. 
Beebe and Shafer were built in 
1908 and 1909. 

Rich in tradition is Shafer Hall 
which started its career as a 
sand-pile. The first wedding re- 
ception ever to be held in a col- 
lege house was given in Shafer 
last spring. And most sacred of 
all to Shaferites is their mullein 
plant. According to the mullein 
myth, after t' > tire in old College 
Hall Miss li. s. then Head of 
House at Shafer, rescued the por- 
trait of a mullein plant. This she 
brought back to Shafer, and hung 
in a prominent spot. Now all new 
house members are duly initiated 
into the sacred "mullein family'. 
Snowballs J»nd Baseballs 

Informality and friendliness are 
keynotes in the Quadrangle. In 
winter, house snowball battles add 
excitement to the afternoons. 
(Continued on Page S, Column 1) 



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HAIR NETS 
It was with some surprise that we returned 
to college this fall for our first semester of 
peace since 1941, and discovered that hair nets 
and aprons were still standard equipment for 
the Wellesley girl. Whatever else we may have 
expected of peacetime Wellesley, it was not 
waiting on and bell duty. Since the system 
of student help, as we understood it, had been 
initiated as a wartime measure, to fill in while 
domestic servants worked at war jobs, it seemed 
reasonable to assume that victory would be 
hailed by the discontinuance of dormitory work. 
The simple fact is that the war has not 
brought with it the immediate end of the do- 
mestic labor shortage. Extra maids are still 
virtually impossible to find. The problem is 
not merely that of bringing the staff up to 
its prewar number, the inauguration of the 40- 
hour week for domestic help means that an 
even greater number of maids than employed 
previously will be needed before the vollege 
can dispense with student help. 

Realizing that student interest in the ques- 
tion of dormitory work is strong, College Coun- 
cil will meet in open session tomorrow after- 
noon at 4:30 in Z.A. to examine the problem. 
It is hoped that students whose views up to 
now have found expression only in private dor- 
mitory sessions will bring their constructive 
suggestions to the meeting. 



This principle has been the basis of the rapid 
progress of science. Rather than having all 
countries struggle along parallel lines, scientists 
have worked from the total existing informa- 
tion. Scientists realize that since the previous 
scientific knowledge of all countries has been 
on a par, if one nation can discover a new 
bomb, with effort all other nations can dis- 
cover' it too. Many feel that for one nation 
to treat other nations with fear and distrust 
by withholding a secret, will simply generate 
in the others a corresponding distrust, and will 
spur them to fiendishly developing similar 
bombs of their own. In this event any spirit 
of cooperation will dissolve, for each nation 
will view its new bomb as a means of pro- 
tecting itself in a world of force. 

The atomic bomb, compared to previous 
power inventions, represents an advanced tech- 
nical skill of man. As he develops new powers 
man's question is whether or not his new tech- 
nical insight is accompanied by equally ad- 
vanced political, economic, and social insights. 
Pessimists who ascertain that man's technical 
mind has far out-run his humanistic mind fore- 
see only a series of increasingly destructive 
world explosions. Optimists somehow find in 
recent international events, even in the attitude 
of the disrupted London Conference, a hope 
that a political understanding will balance the 
new scientific development of power. No bal- 
ance could be completely adequate, for if men 
were already sufficiently matured for the atomic 
age, there would be no problem about the bomb. 
It would fall into a natural place. But the 
atomic bomb is the very beginning of .the so 
called atomic age and we are likewise the first 
people of that age. 

The optimist feels that we are now past the 
period of history when we acted upon ideals 
staking our hope on their complete fulfillment, 
and then when the ideals were not achieved, 
abandoning them altogether. We have reached 
the era when men will act upon ideas aware 
that by so acting they will not attain the per- 
fect, but will at least better what they have. 
This seems to have been the spirit underlying 
recent international agreements. It is in this 
spirit that we must face problems of a new 
power. Little progress and possible digression 
would seem to be the result of attempting to 
hoard what cannot be hoarded. 



Beyond the Campus 



By Ginny Guild 



Amidst the nightmare of do- 
mestic disorder and the rumbling 
noises from Europe, this column 
chooses to pull an ostrich act for 
this week and bury its head m 
the faits accomplis of the occupa- 
tion of Japan. Even there the 
sand in the eyes is not as sooth- 
ing as a more accurate metaphor 
would have it— the U. S. S. R. 
has brought a few things to our 
attention lately — and certainly the 
progress of MacArthur is no less 
vital to us simply because of its 
comparatively calm sweep onward 
at the moment. 

Some comprehensive economic 
measures have been taken. All 
currency dealings and foreign 
trade have been made subject to 
Allied control. Twenty-one banks 
have been seized for liquidation. 
We have laid a stern hand upon 
wages, prices and rationing. The 
Japanese Army and Navy have 
been told to relinquish supplies of 
clothing, food and equipment for 
the relief of the suffering civilian 
population. Our headquarters have 
set up extensive and intensive de- 
vices to reconvert the war ma- 
chine of Japan into a dispenser 
of peacetime consumer goods and 
special export products such as 
tea, silk, leather and the familiar 
curios of the five-and-ten on up. 
Spread Democracy 
Along the line of re-education 
to accompany the economic re- 
forms, American censorship has 
taken over, and the army has come 
up with a plan to spread the gos- 
pel of democracy. Especially 
along political lines, encouraging 
effort has been made. The mil- 
itaristic clique, the Black Dragon 
Society and the State aspects of 
the Shinto religion have been or- 
dered dissolved. MacArthur has 
demanded the re-establishment of 
all civil liberties, has done away 
with secret police and has released 
political prisoners. 

These are the sane, methodical 
actions of General MacArthur who 
is going about the occupation of 
Japan with his customary dis- 
patch. The psychological changes 



that are taking place are less ele- 
mentary and are subject to specu- 
lation. For one thing, the western 
mind is not generally capable of 
sympathy with the practice of 
emperor worship. Our reaction, 
for example, to the visit of the 
emperor to General MacArthur, 
which was in Japanese tradition 
a striking indication of humility, 
was one of wariness and confu- 
sion. We are not used to doffing 
our dignity in a matter which is, 
or is like, a religion to us, and 
so it seems suspicious that the 
emperor and his people could suf- 
fer such a seemingly abrupt change 
of heart. We are led to doubt 
their sincerity certainly, and in 
that, the ultimate success of the 
occupation. We have uneasy 
thoughts about potential knives in 
our backs. 

Cannot Understand Emperor 

Worship 
On the other hand, it is so hard 
for us to grasp the feeling that 
the Japanese reputedly have for 
their emperor that we may fondly 
conclude that they really never 
meant it at all. One wonders why 
they were not quicker to repuliate 
the whole myth. Some people 
who have lived in Japan feel that 
the Japanese went through the 
formalities of emperor worship 
more out of an "anything to 
please" quirk in the national 
character than one of deep re- 
ligious conviction. These same 
people conclude that the apparent 
submission of the Japanese to a 
complete shake-up in their re- 
ligion as well as their politics may 
be sincere. They are used to dis- 
order and shift; they have a more 
philosophic outlook on change 
than we. 

On the other hand, there is no 
nation which possesses a more 
singular ability to be taken for a 
ride than our own. Despite our 
relief at so-far-so-good, we may 
as well all pray that our occupy- 
ing troops grow eyes in the backs 
of their heads while they sit softly 
but firmly in Japan. 



FREE PRESS 



ATOMIC AGE 

Our country is overwhelmed at being the 
initiator of the atomic age. Statesmen and 
scientists are earnestly attempting to deter- 
mine the nature of our responsibility. The 
recent C.A. faculty discussion upon the sub- 
ject contributed the observation that the prob- 
lem which faces us today is the question that 
has arisen with each new power development 
of history — namely the relation of sovereignty 
to power. 

Our statesmen, sovereigns of the power of 
our nation, have suddenly been presented by 
science with a great new force, which they 
are loath to relinquish. The scientist's point 
of view is that his discoveries, once he has 
claimed credit for them, belong to mankind. 



WHO DO YOU BLAME? 

Germany will starve this winter. Through- 
out Europe thousands of men, women, and 
children will die of malnutrition. Dr. Gezork's 
lecture last week shocked many of us out of 
our complacent illusion that the war is over, 
and with it extreme human suffering. Our first 
reaction is to look around for someone to blame 
for this "appalling" situation. 

In the case of Germany we turn an accusing 
eye toward the Russians. They, we are told, 
have been methodically removing all Germany's 
food supplies, livestock, and tools of produc- 
tion, and transporting them to Russia. Unjust, 
inhuman, we say. But who are we to sit in 
judgment on the Russians? We didn't see our 
homes looted and burned. We didn't have the 
clothing snatched from our backs, the food 
from our mouths to clothe and feed our ene- 
mies. We were not left to freeze and starve. 
We may not condone Russia's policy, but un- 
less we can say in humility that we would do 
differently, we are not in a position to con- 
demn. 

Or is our own government to blame? Why 
are they not sending enough food to Europe? 
Actually enormous quantities of food are being 
sent and will continue to be sent. But does 
it ever occur to us that our government is the 
voice of the people? We don't want to see 
Europe starve, we say, yet in the next breath 
we complain that rationing has not been lifted, 
that we can't buy all the peace time luxuries. 
"After all the war is over," we complain. 

Once upon a time while we were still fight- 
ing to win the war there was a great man who 
asked, "If we win the war can we also win 
the peace?" And can we win the peace while 
America greedily shouts for nylon stockings 
and steak every Sunday, drowning out Eu- 
rope's feeble cry for bread? 



The Editors do not hold them- 
selves responsible for statements 
in this column. 

All contributions for this column 
must be signed with the full name 
of the author. Initials or numerals 
■will be used if tlte writer so de- 

sires. , » , i • *!,„ 

Contributions should be in tne 

hands of the Editors by noon 
Saturday: Owing to space limita- 
tions, letters should be limited to 
two hundred words. 



Dear Editor: 

With the time of society elec- 
tions almost at hand once again, 
we are disturbed to think of the 
disappointment and unhappmess 
that many of the applicants will 
experience. Even more, we are 
disturbed by the lack of interest 
of the student body as a whole 
regarding the activities of last 
year's investigating committee. It 
would appear that this issue has 
been pigeon-holed by the student 
body. Such apathy is more than 
anti-climatic after the stimulating 
inquiries and proposals which ex- 
cited discussion last year. 

There are those of us who have 
been keenly disappointed by the 
apparent disappearance of this 
issue from the campus. Where 
have you gone, O Issue? 

Mary Dirlam '46 
Betty Larson '46 
Jane Carman '46 
Doris Bieringer '46 



To whom it may concern : 

There was published in News a 
request for applications in writ- 
ten form, from those interested in 
serving on the Student Education 
Committee. The general student 
body has, it is hoped, more than 
just perfunctory interest in such 
matters. This letter is an attempt 
to make known a situation that 
existed last year; one that has 
discouraged a number of vitally 
interested persons from even sub- 
mitting their names to the com- 
mittee this year. We hope that our 
criticisms will be understood, not 
as vindictive bitterness or person- 
al affront to the members of the 
committee, but as an honest en- 
deavor to give constructive help. 

It must be remembered that a 
student committee of this sort has 
more than simply a job to do. It 
should, because of its very nature, 
reflect the predominant student 
attitudes and opinions about that 
job. Large discussion groups are 



generally recognized as unwieldly, 
but certainly the size of last 
year's group was abnormally 
small for the body of opinion it 
represented. Not only was the 
committee's size a subject of ques- 
tion, but the fact that it was an 
appointed body did not meet with 
complete approval. It is felt by a 
great many that a group delegat- 
ed to discuss possible changes in 
policy and curriculum should 
either be elected, or the seats com- 
peted for by answering a few 
essay questions designed to indi- 
cate the interest and scope of the 
applicants background. 

As outsiders who wished to ex- 
press an opinion, we found it al- 
most impossible to contact the 
committee last year. We soon gave 
up hope of being allowed to so 
much as sit in on a meeting. Ar- 
rangements for informal discus- 
sions with the members of the 
committee invariably fell through, 
because the members had other 
commitments that interfered even 
when our "coke dates" were plan- 
ned far in advance. The one meet- 
ing we chanced to have with a 
member was most frustrating. Un- 
related matters were dangled be- 
fore our minds for consideration, 
only for us to find later that those 
matters had been fully discussed 
and committee opinion resolved be- 
fore our meeting with the member. 
Thus, there was a college organiza- 
tion in whose work we were ex- 
tremely interested, yet with which 
we could not gain so much as a 
speaking acquaintance. 

If we were denied that chance, we 
were at least granted a reading ac- 
quaintance through the committee's 
report published in News. The com- 
pletion of such a task, the setting 
down of the synthesis of its discus- 
sions during the whole year, de- 
serves commendation, and certain- 
ly demonstrated the sincerity of 
the members. Yet this i-eport point- 
ed up the lack of basic policy to 
guide the solutions offered. A 
group such as the Student Educa- 
tion Committee should not be mere- 
ly a reproduction of the dormitory 
bull sessions which rarely reach a 
constructive level. The problems 
we face at Wellesley are not 
unique. Schools throughout the 
United States are finding similar 
unrest among students, faculty, 
and administrative boards. Yet, the 
major Wellesley gripes, required 
courses, fields of concentration, 
methods of presenting material, trie 
(Continued on Page 4, Column D 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, OCTOBER 11, 1945 



Mr. Lantzeff Tells Life Laura Loomis 

From Russia to America Discusses Work 

Of Wm. Caxton 



\n His Varied Career He Has Studied, Travelled, Been 
Teacher, Farmer, Militia Man, Electrician 

Mr. George V. Lantzeff, Asso- 
ciate Professor of History re- 
marked, with a slight twinkle in 
[lis eye, that he was reluctant to 
review his life because he felt it 
should be left in darkness. He 
did, however, consent to face the 
spotlight and reveal the amusing 
and interesting moments in his 
career. 

Born in Poland of Russian par- 
ents, Mr. Lantzeff moved to Vladi- 
mir, Russia, when he was 13, 
where he graduated from second- 
ary school. After enrolling in the 
University of Moscow, he took up 
medicine," "plunging my very first 
vear," he said, "into the study of 
the human anatomy." 

Here, he shared an apartment 
with four persons, three other 
freshmen and a skeleton. Mr. 
Lantzeff declares that his fellow 
colleagues had as little medical 
knowledge as he, and that for 
quite a while they were under the 
impression that they were room- 
ing with a gentleman skeleton. 
One day, however, a Junior came 
to call and after a careful exam- 
ination proclaimed that the stu- 
dents were harboring the remains 
of a lady in their apartment. 
Every night thereafter, Mr. Lant- 
zeff and his friends covered the 
lady skeleton discreetly with a 
sheet. 

Following the general strike of 
professors and students in Mos- 
cow, because of the reactionary 




MR. GEORGE V. LANTZEFF 

interested in "mixing up in places 
where he had no business to be." 
In its first days, he was a mem- 
ber of the Student Militia, organ- 
ized to keep order in the street. 
The government had been over- 
thrown, but the people were still 
out of hand, looting, breaking 
windows and ra'd'mg liquor stores. 
"But to my regret," said Mr. Lant- 
zeff, "there were no exciting ac- 
cidents." As were most of the 
other students, he was hoping for 
democracy, and was gradually dis- 
appointed as the liberal govern- 



"The bookshops were really a 
democratizing force centuries be- 
fore people began writing of the 
specific term democracy," Mrs. 
Laura Hibbard Loomis, former 
Professor of English Literature at 
Wellesley, pointed out in her lec- 
ture entitled "Medieval London 
Bookshops," October 9. Mrs. 
Loomis discussed principally the 
work of William Caxton, the first 
English printer of the century, 
and Chaucer, Mallory, and other 
medieval authors in connection 
with Caxton. 

Since Monday, books from the 
Laura Hibbard Loomis Collection 
of Medieval Literature have been 
displayed in the library. This dis- 
play will continue through October 
15. In 1944 the Class of 1905 crea- 
ted a fund for the collection. By 
the provis ; on of this fund Mrs. 
Loomis' friends intend to accom- 
plish several things. They wish 
first of all to provide a focus of 
interest in books of her field. They 
feel that when a library has good 
resources for study in a given 
field both teachers and students 
will attend the college where such 
books are; and that all interested 
in the field will contribute to in- 
crease the collection. The plan 
of the library is not to buy collec- 
tors* items, or books of mere phy- 
sical beauty, but to secure studies 
essential to the work of faculty 
and students. Volumes added 
through the use of the fund and 
from selections made by Mrs. 
Loomis and her husband include 
the following: 

o 



Dr. Rupert Emerson's lecture 
on the purpose and functions 
of UNRRA, scheduled for to- 
day, has been postponed until 
Thursday, October 25, at 3:30 
in Pendleton Hall. 



"Concepts" Will 
Be Subject of 
Sigma XI Talk 

Miss Edna Heidbreder, Chair- 
man of the Department of Psy- 
chology, will present the annual 
Sigma Xi lecture at 8:00 p.m. in 
Penuleton Hall, October 22. "How 
Do We Know?" the title of the 
lecture, will be a report on her 
study of the "attainment of con- 
cepts" during the past few years. 
Miss Heidbreder has published 
several articles on both the ex- 
perimental and the theoretical as- 
pects of her research. She has 
also submitted reports to groups 
in the psychology departments of 
many leading universities and 
colleges. Her lecture to the col- 
lege will be a non-technical dis- 
cussion of her studies. 

Sigma Xi is a national honor- 
ary scientific society with mem- 
bership based on research. Each 
year a member of Sigma Xi on 
the faculty presents a lecture on 
a particular .field of interest and 
research. 



ment showed its ineptitude and 
policies"^? Tnew Minister of Edu- collapsed, 
cation, he resumed his studies at Given an opportunity to come 

feFWW e— £ »~^ T, £fc Freedom and Equality 
SSSKfffl^ffM^K «H g ££M For the Spanish Women 

go**: .."It was here." said Mr. — h,e Bjcbjjgr rf Art, De- 



Lantzeff, "that I came under the 
influence of Professor Platonnod, 
whose remarkable lectures on Rus- 
sian history detennined my life 
interest." He numbered also among 
his professors at St. Petersburg 
Professor Vasiliev, who recently 
retired from the University of 
Wisconsin, and Professor Rostovt- 
sev, now at Yale University. 

The Bolsheviks came into power 
one month before his graduation 
in December. 1918. Because of 
strict censorship, the newspapers 
were not allowed to print the mur- 
der of the notorious Rasputin. Mr 



that after two weeks his money 
was "melting away," he went to 
work on a farm in California, 
where he "painted fences, harvest- 
ed alfalfa, rode horses, became an 
expert in electrical appliances and 
had a glorious time." Mr. Lant- 
zeff says that he was at once im- 
pressed with American "gems of 
wisdom, 1 ' such as "mind your own 
business," "take it easy," and 
"keep smiling." 

Whije obtaining his Master's 
Degree at Stamford University, 
Mr. Lantzeff had a "terrible time" 



der of the notorious Raspu tin mr. R , anguage> « 0n one oc- 

Lantzeff reports that he learned ™t hg f f l& fessor ied 

?J^2^5: B W1?K Ct X.r^e de hid ™ ^ asked me to give a defin - 



an editorial which otherwise had 
no meaning. Reading the first 
letter of every line, he found Kas- 
putin is dead." , 

During the Revolution, he was 



tion of 'genius'. My throat became 
dry, my face red and embarrassed 
as I answered his question, which 
would have been difficult even if 
I had known English. Once in a 
seminar, I noticed that suddenly 
all the girls looked down and all 
the boys began to giggle. Later 
someone explained that in unluck- 



Quad- 

(Continued from Page *) 

w,ffc Hip first robin comes that someone explained mai. m u.u««.i»- =- — .""•""__■ *„ „" 

Sess custom, after-supper base- ii y mispronouncing a word, I had enough to gam admission to an 

ageless custom, ^ . f .*; lin f n rtainate connota- institution of higher learning. 



Will Be Lecture Topic 

Spanish women's fight for free- 
dom and equal rights will be the 
theme of the lecture entitled "P™- 
greso en el Mundo Hispanico" to 
be given by Senora Justina Ruiz- 
de-Conde of the Department of 
Spanish, Friday, October 12, at 
4:40 in Pendleton Hall. 

In Spanish Senora Ruiz-de- 
Conde will discuss the difficulties 
felt by all Spanish-speaking wo- 
men in obtaining sufficient educa- 
tion to enable them to take an 
active part in politics, law, med- 
icine and engineering in their 
countries. Because of the cur- 
rent Spanish idea that woman's 
place is in the home, there is lit- 
tle opportunity for Spanish wo- 
men to be educated. In Spanish 
high schools and universities, 
which are all co-educational, the 
attention is given to the men who, 
prejudiced against careers for 
women, make every effort to dis- 
courage the few who are lucky 



Work of Budding Poets 
Sought in Contest Held 
By Poetry Association 

The National Poetry Associa- 
tion invites Wellesley students to 
submit manuscripts for the An- 
nual Anthology of College Poetry. 
Closing date for the submission 
of entries is November 5. There 
are no charges or fees. Each 
poem must be written or typed on 
one side of a single sheet, and 
must have the author's name, 
home address and college. All 
manuscripts should be sent to the 
National Poetry Association, 3210 
Selby Avenue, Los Angeles 34, 
California. As space • is limited, 
more favorable consideration is 
given by the judges to shorter 
poems. 

Spanish America, Senora Ruiz- 
de-Conte will point out, would 
give recognition of their capabil- 
ity as people who should have 
the privilege and freedom which 
are rightfully theirs. 



Society Teas 

Will be Held 
For '46 '47 

Several Society Invitations Teas 
were held today, October 11, and 
more are scheduled for 4:00 to 
6:00 p.m. Friday, October 12 in 
the society houses. This is the 
last round of parties for juniors 
and- one-society seniors before in- 
itiation invitations are issued. 

Alpha Kappa Chi, Zeta Alpha, 
and Shakespeare served tea today, 
and Phi Sigma, Agora, and Tau 
Zeta Epsilon will have their parties 
on Friday. The societies will send 
invitations to those who express 
their interest in membership by 
filling out application blanks at the 
Information Office before 4:30, 
Monday, October 8. Seniors who 
applied last year need not fill out 
a new application unless the order 
of their preference is changed. 

These applications, together with 
the votes of the societies, are re- 
ceived by the Central Committee, 
composed of one senior member 
from each society and Miss Kath- 
leen Elliott, staff chairman, who 
serves without voting privilege. 
No applicant is placed in a society 
which does not vote for her, nor in 
any society to which she does not 
apply. Central Committee mem- 
bers are pledged to absolute se- 
crecy so that any applicant may 
state the reasons for her choice 
frankly and fully. There is an 
absolute academic standard for 
eligibility, approved by a commit- 
tee of the faculty, and a good citi- 
zenship standard as well. 

Society membership costs about 
forty dollars for the first year, 
when the expense includes the initi- 
ation fee and the cost of the pin. 
Each societv has a limited alumnae 
fund available to students who feel 
that thev cannot join a society be- 
cause of inability to meet the ex- 
pense incumbent upon membership. 
A student is expected to make a 
statement to that effect on her ap- 
plication card, if she feels that it 
will be necessary for her to apply 
for such help. 

Each society is limited to a mem- 
bership of 35. The same order of 
procedure will be followed this year 
in taking new members as has been 
followed in the past, although a 
committee on the reorganization of 
societies has been studying the 
situation to discuss plans for 
change. 



ball games. At one time step- 
singing echoed each evening from 
Quad walls. There must be some- 
thing just a little special to this 
particular spot on campus, for 
wasn't the Navy in Caz? 

All Seniors owe their break- 
fasts-in-bed after Senior Prom to 
Ouadites who innovated the cus- 
tom. No matter where one lives 
whether in stately Tower, or 
modern Munger, she will recog- 
nize that there is a certain Quad- 
rangle air, which is connected with 
practice hoop-rolling in the spring, 
roller skating in March, even the 
coal dust, or the Beebe elevator 
which has an annoying habit of 
stopping in between floors. Quart- 
ites are convinced that there is 
an inimitable Quad spirit. Who 
minds the original paint peeling 
off walls in Beebe closets, or tne 
outmoded Shafer plumbing sys- 
tem ? As one head of house aptly 
put it "We may have our nttle 
difficulties, but we love our old 
houses." 



given it an unfortunate connota- 
tion." 

(Continued on Page 6, Col. 8) 



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ities for women in Spain and 



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WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, OCTOBER 11, 1945 



THE PEREGRINATING PRESS 




Winfield Scott to Read Stags, Band, 
Selections from Poetry Informality 



Miss Onderdonk was calling the 
roll on the first day of Ptulosophy 
214. When she came to ftiiss 
Rirketts, there was a notable 

■Sffii Ricketts?" queried ti* 
hopeful professor. Still silence. 

"Miss Ricketts?" she repeated 
persistently. "Does anyone know 
anything about Miss ju^eus. 

From the depths of the back 

row came the answer Miss 

Ricketts will be late. She s ill 

and married." 

• * * 

A house president was ap- 
proached by one of her subjects 
on the night of the Gray Book test 
It developed that said subject 
wished to go to Boston, and was 
asking the president what she 
would do. Asked the president, Do 
vou absolutely have to go to Bos- 
ton'' Is it imperative— or just a 
date?" # , , 

Roger, of Noanett, announced 
that the first two trunks to arrive 
last week were owned by Miss 
Sharp and Miss Dull respectively. 
(At least that's better than last 
vear when U. Ketchem and U. 
Cheetem gained first places). 

Then, there's the letter that ar- 
rived addressed to Mr. Claflin Hall. 

A science major when asked by 
Mr Procter why she chose her 
field, hastily replied. "Oh, I might 
have to support a husband some- 
day." 



Two girls who were staying at 
a Master's house at Yale went 
down early Sunday morning. Fur- 
pose: to ask the Masters wife 
how much the rooms cost. 
» » ♦ 

At ten minutes after eight one 
night last week the rising bell in 
Beebe went off. Not only did it 
eo off, it rang and rang and 
rang— quite persistently. Finally 
the cause of the trouble was un- 
earthed. It was a Junior who 
thought she was ringing for the 

elevator. 

* * * 

One eager sophomore stumbled 
into her new dorm, late Friday 
evening to find a maid efficiently 
dusting her shelves. .Attempting 
to cure the Soph's fall blues the 
maid tried desperately to make gay 
conversation. , 

"Mv name's Edith," she ventured 
as she made a hasty exit from the 
room. Suzie Soph tossed fretfully 
all night plagued by dreams of 
future grinding. Rising early the 
next morning she dashed into the 
hall only to meet Edith, (at least 
she thought it was Edith). Slap- 
ping her lightly on the back, Suzie 
said, "Hi, Edith." 

Slowly, with a look of unbeliev- 
ing astonishment, the figure 
whirled around "I beg your par- 
don. I'm Miss , head of house. 

Who, may I ask, are you?" Perry 
notes that Suzie has not left her 
room since! 



First Poet's Reading to Feature Literary Editor 
Of Providence Journal, Recipient of Awards 



of "Poetry, a Magazine of Verse. 

Bom in Haverhill, Massachu- 
setts in 1910, Mr. Scott was grad- 
uated in 1931 from Brown Uni- 
versity, where he was a member 
of Phi Beta Kappa. After col- 
readings by American poets spon- lege he held, various teachmg and 



Winfield Townley Scott will 
read selections from his poetry at 
the first Poet's Reading of the 
term, Monday, October 22, at 4:45 
pm. in Pendleton Hall. His lec- 
ture is the first in a series of 
readings bv American poets si 
sored by Miss Elizabeth Wheeler 



partment of English Composition 
Four books of Mr. Scott's poe- 
try have been published. His lat- 
est volume, To Mwrry Strangers, 
is largely a collection of love 
poetry. His earlier editions. 
Biography for Trcman, Wind the 
Clock, and The Sword on The Ta- 
bic, have earned several prizes, 
including the Shelley Memorial 
Award and the Guarantor's Award 



Providence Journal. 

This lecture is Mr. Scott s sec- 
ond public appearance at Welles- 
ley. Two years ago he presented 
some of his poetry at a recital 
of the Verse-Speaking Choir. 

Other poets in the series are 
Rolfe Humphries, who will read 
November 6; Robert Frost, No- 
vember 13; and David Morton, 
November 19. 



Free Press - 

language reading exam, were all 
treated by last year's committee as 
isolated problems. Suggestions of- 
fered on this basis cannot escape 
inconsistancy. By this we mean, 
that because we know that 
proposing changes necessitated 
compromise, these compromises 
must be worked out in relation to 
a fundamental hypothesis. One that 
might be offered is that an educat- 
ed person's worth to society lies not 
in the knowledge he accumulates, 
but in his capacity to use the facul- 
ties he has developed through 
meeting problems as a student. 

Our object here, is to make pub- 
lic a dissatisfaction with (a) the 
organization of the Student Educa- 
tion Committee and (b) the method 
in which the committee approached 
its work. We realize that many per- 



Because of the extremely 
heavy schedule of the Fresh- 
men, the Committee in charge 
of the Work Room feel that it 
would be better if the Class of 
'49 did not participate in their 
contest. However, any indi- 
vidual Freshman who would 
like to do so will be very 
welcome. 



sons on campus will agree, many 
disagree with certain statements in 
this letter. We hope, however, that 
this will not provoke an irate flood 
of letters to News, but that it will 
initiate in many, who have con- 
structive ideas to offer, the desire 
to put their ideas on paper and 
forward them to the person who 
can do the most about them, Alice 
Birmingham. 

Marilyn B. Caplan '47 
Helen Storey Carlton '47 



,4? frifal 9t&tt. 




Betty Blue - 

(Continued from Page 1) 

three years. 

"The campus of Santo Tomas 
University is 55 acres in size. 
The two largest concrete struc- 
tures were the Main Building, in 
which most of the women were 
housed, and the Education Build- 
ing—for men only. Children un- 
der 10 lived with their mothers 
in two small frame structures, 
the Annex to the College of Edu- 
cation and the School of Engi- 
neering. Thirty persons were 
crowded into an ordinary sized 
school room. Wnen the internees 
were first taken to Santo Tomas, 
the buildings were filthy. The 
plumbing was out of order. There 
were no showers. We had no 
chairs or beds. The Japanese did 
not even feed us until the first 
of June. We installed showers, 
repairs, plumbing, and bought 
food with funds supplied by the 
Philippine chapter of the Amer- 
ican Red Cross. As time went 
on internees built themselves 
shanties in which to cook, eat, 
and visit with friends. Finally 
the Japanese granted permission 
for families to sleep in the shan- 
ties, and thereby began one of 
the most interesting chapters of 
life in an internment camp. These 
shanty areas were appropriately 
christened Froggy Bottoms, Jun- 
gletown, and Jerkville. The names 
of streets were reminiscent of 
old times — Park Avenue, and Pic- 
adilly Circus. Our shanty was 
situated on a path along which 
ran a drainage ditch so we named 
the thoroughfare Riverside Drive. 
And in these rude huts the young 
children of Santo Tomas grew up. 
"The Japanese did not maltreat 
us in our camp individually. Dur- 
ing the first months of camp three 
British seamen escaped. The Jap- 
anese caught them, forced them 
to dig their own graves, and shot 
them. There were a number of 
Americans who were executed for 
various reasons, all of them con- 
nected with the refusal to cooper- 
ate with the Japanese authori- 
ties. There were isolated cases 
of beating and removal of in- 
ternees from Santo Tomas to the 



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torture chambers of the prison at 
Fort Santiago in Manila. It was 
the mental strain and diet defi- 
ciency which were so harrassing. 
Many times they did not carry 
out their constant threats, but 
they were so inconsistent that we 
never knew what to expect. We 
had a number of Japanese com- 
mandants who were cruel in vary- 
ing degrees. 

"One of the deepest tragedies 
of internment was that the young 
children had to grow up in such 
an atmosphere of privation, in- 
security, and excess stimulation. 
They learned to eat out of tin 
cans and drank out of battered 
tin cups. They spent the most 
formative years of their lives in 
a prison camp. The ideal of the 
child living with his mother in 
the Annex is expressed in the 
plaintive question of one young 
boy, 'Daddy, when I grow up may 
I live in the Main Building?* 

"In spite of all obstacles we 
tried to normalize our life as 
much as possible. The second 
month of camp a school was or- 
ganized. There were classes from 
the first grade through the fourth 
year of high school. In addition, 
courses were offered for college, 
adult, and business students. In 
many classes we had one book for 
six students. 

"We also organized a hospital 
in the early days of Santo To- 
mas. All our civilian physicians 
and dentists in Manila, including 
the missionary doctors, were in- 
terned and they contributed their 
efforts. We had 70 army nurses 
captured at the fall of Corregidor 
in addition to civilian nurses. 
Early in internment we had the 
foresight to purchase stocks of 
drugs, but they would have been 
completely inadequate had it not 
been for a large shipment of med- 
ical supplies received from the 
American Red Cross in Decem- 
ber of 1943. The Japanese al- 
lowed no further shipment of 
supplies after that. Nor would 
they allow Filipino and Spanish 
organizations or individuals to 
assist us. 

"Now we come to the most im- 
portant subject of all — food. We 
were hungry from the very be- 
ginning, but no one was dying 
of malnutrition. Our food was 
unappetizing and lacking in min- 
erals, vitamins, and proteins, but 
at least we had enough to main- 
tain life. We had a few native 
vegetables, bananas, and calaman- 



At O.C. Fest 

"It was a wonderful dance with 
a tremendous post-war stag line!" 
With these words Ginny Beach '47, 
head of Freshman council, described 
the C.A.-Outing Club Sport Dance 
for Freshmen, held last Saturday 
night at Alumnae Hall, to the 
music of the "Techtonians." En- 
tertainment was furnished in an 
intermission by Outing Club Pres- 
ident M. A. Barrows who led an 
exhibition of square dancing. 

The Freshman Council of the 
Christian Association of M.I.T. ar- 
ranged the music and the men. 
And, said Ginny, men there were in 
abundance, about equally divided 
between the navy and civilians. "It 
was so good to see tweed jackets 
again," she said. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Kerby- 
Miller, Mrs. Gerard Neville and Mr. 
and Mrs. Herbert Gale were chap- 
erones for the dance. 

The dance committee consisted 
of Charlotte Nelson '47, tickets; 
Margo Downing '47, hostesses; Syl- 
via Morse '48, refreshments; Dor- 
othy Honiss '48, check room; Doris 
Summers '48, refreshments; Betsy 
Anchors '49, door committee, and 
Lenny Harlow '49, door commit- 
tee. 

"The dance was so easy to give, 
and everyone enjoyed themselves," 
committee members said, "We are 
heartily in favor of more 'get-ac- 
quainted' class dances." 

o 

Classical Club Members 
Will Hold First Meeting, 
Report on Books Read 

Wellesley's Classical Club will 
hold its first meeting of the year, 
Wednesday evening, October 24, in 
Shakespeare to discuss books read 
by various members in connection 
with their majors. Members of 
the college community are invited 
to attend. 

Classical Club devotes itself to 
the pursuit of culture through the 
classics. This year's officers are 
Gertrude Dole, '46, President; 
Priscilla Whitcomb '47, Vice-Presi- 
dent; and Ann Childs '47, Secre- 
tary-Treasurer. 



Tickets for the Mayling 
Soong Foundation Lectures will 
be given out Monday and 
Tuesday mornings October 15 
and 16. All who signed for 
tickets may go. A list is on 
the Forum Board — first come 
first served. Tickets are non- 
transferable. 



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sis (a fruit similar to the lime, 
only smaller), occasionally a lit- 
tle caracao meat, but our diet 
consisted mostly of rice, corn, red 
kidney beans, and mo go beans. 
Every week the rations were 
smaller until in January, 1945 2-5 
lb. of food was issued to each in- 
ternee per day. 

One of our neighbors happened to 
pass a man's shanty just as he 
was skinning a cat, and she was 
sick the rest of the day. The 
last month the death rate was six 
a day. The bodies were taken 
out of camp in rickety wooden 
boxes on a hand-drawn cart. Rel- 
atives were not allowed to attend 
the burial. 

"By February we thought we 
couldn't carry on much longer. 
Since the first bombing of Manila 
by American planes on September 
21, we had been buoyantly opti- 
mistic. Then we heard rumors 
of the landings on Leyte, and ib- 
sequently of those at Linga..en. 
We had the Americans in Manila 
100 times in those four months. 
And when the great day finally 
arrived, we didn't know it." 



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WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, OCTOBER 11, 1945 



Irwin Shaw's 

New Play 

Very Faulty 

Irwin Shaw may be a promis- 
ing: young playwright and Frank 
Sundstrom may be a renowned 
Swedish actor, but The Assassin 
at the Plymouth Theatre deserves 
little more than condemnation. The 
play could enlist neither sympathy 
nor whole hearted attention. One 
almost wished that the "Shut up" 
directed to a single character 
might have been extended to the 
entire cast. 

Although The Assassin was un- 
fortunate in its players, the play 
itself is far below the mark Mr. 
Shaw himself has set for us. His 
previous one act play, Bury the 
Dead, about war casualties who re- 
fuse to be buried has been acted 
with some success by almost every 
little theatre group in America. 
Numerous short stories indicate, 
too, appreciable talent. The As- 
sassin, however, relapses into an 
earlier group of less worthy at- 
tempts. 

The play deals with the fight of 
the De Gaullists against Admiral 
Darlan and their anger when the 
Allies, notably Americans, recog- 
nize him as their national head. 
The theme, as stated by an under- 
ground leader, maintains that it 
is the "quality of a man's soul" 
rather than the color of his politics 
which matters. Talky, sentimental 
speeches voice this theme as well 
as a medley of other minor ones. 
Not content with themes and prop- 
agandist attempts Mr. Shaw has 
added a very stilted and artificial 
romance. For this reason, the last 
scene which is centered on the two 
supposed lovers fails to excite emo- 
tional response. 

Yet Mr. Shaw has done justice 
to some of his scenes. The one 
in which the prospective assassin 
declares his three combined motives 
for undertaking the murder of Ad- 
miral Vespery seemed particularly 
effective. Conversations between 
the French generals and, then, the 
generals and the American cynic 
were very well written. These 
attractions, however, have been 
eclipsed by more striking defects. 
The villain of The Assassin, in- 
clude here presumably Admiral 
Darlan (Admiral Vespery in the 
play), is a thoroughly obnoxious 
opportunist, who is aspiring to the 
dictatorship of France if not of all 
Europe. Mr. Shaw would have 
done well here to follow the ex- 
ample of his predecessor, William 
Shakespeare. The latter realized 
the importance of endowing each 
of his characters with at least one 
winning trait. Even his Iago had 
a sense of humor. Consequently 
Jose Ferrer could have stolen the 
show at any moment. Roger de 
Koven as Admiral Vespery, the 
villain of the waxed moustache, 
school was foiled from the start. 
The hero of the play, Robert 
De Mauny, superficially a Royalist 
dilettante, intrinsically a coura- 
geous intellectual, is the one char- 
acter which could appeal to an 
audience. Frank Sundstorm in the 
role made a handsome hero with 
pleasing accent, but his acting was 
too jerky and overdramatic to be 
effective. Clay Clement's General 
Mousset was subtle and realistic. 
William Hansen's Monsieur Popi- 
not was amusing, especially his re- 
peated requests for "a pint of 
vermouth." The performances of 
the other characters, however, were 
: tiff and uneven. Part of the 
trouble lies with the director, Mr. 
, Gabel. who has failed to reconcile 
conflicting styles of acting. 

The sets as realistically designed 
by Boris Aronson were probably 
the most attractive part of the 
production, so it was fortunate 
that the audience in the balconies 
and back orchestra were requested 
to move forward. The Assassin 




Heroism Marks 
Opening Night 
Of Symphony 

Heroism marked the pair of 
concerts last weekend opening the 
sixty-fifth season of the Boston 
Symphony Orchestra. Under the 
direction of Serge Koussevitzky, 
the performance of Beethoven s 
music was dedicated to the peace 
of the world, anu to the heroism 
which has made it possible." 

A new atmosphere pervaded 
Symphony Hall. It was not just 
the reappearance of formal clothes 
among the concertgoers, neither 
was it the new face on the con- 
cert bulletin. Nor was it merely 
the absence of the Star Spangled 
Banner. With the burden of war- 
time anxiety lifted, the music 
took on a new meaning for play- 
ers and listeners alike. It was 
no longer an escape, nor a solace. 
Rather, the music assumed a deep 
intrinsic value of its own, elevat- 
ing the participants to the high- 
est spiritual plane. 

A musical apex of heroism was 
reached in the playing of Beetho- 
ven's Third Symphony in A flat 
major, Op. 55. The eloquent 
grandeur of the symphony bespoke 
an astounding imagination, dar- 
ing and aggressive in its strength 
of conviction. The Leonore Over- 
ture No. 3, Op. 72, of Beethoven, 
opened the program, evoking the 
same emotional uplift in its bril- 
liant assertion of the musical 
originality as the symphony. 
Aaron Copland's Suite from the 
Ballet, Appalachian Spring, was 
played for the first time in Bos- 
ton. This admirable "picture" 
music suggested a variety of feel- 
ings about spring — hopeful ex- 
pectancy, glorious relief after the 
hardship of winter, and the seren- 
ity of young lovers. 

The musicians themselves con- 
tributed no little heroism to the 
occasion. Dr. Koussevitzky tend- 
ed to drag the famous funeral 
march until it almost stood still. 
But on the whole, his profound 
understanding of Beethoven would 
seem to dub him a kindred spirit. 
The skilled coordination of play- 
ers in the lively scherzo of the 
symphony was one piece of evi- 
dence, among many, that the Bos- 
ton Symphony is one of the finest 
orchestras in the world. 

The next concerts of the Bos- 
ton Symphony Orchestra will be 
Friday afternoon, October 12, at 
2:30, and Saturday evening, Oc- 
tober 13, at 8:30. Conducted by 
Serge Koussevitzky. the Orches- 
tra will give the following pro- 
gram. 
Mozart, Overture to Idomeneo, 

Re di Oreta,, K. 366 
Martinu, Symphony No. 3 

(first performance) 
Sibelius, The Swan of Tuonela, 
Legend from the Kavala, Op. 
22, No. 3 
Sibelius, Symphony No. 1 in E 
minor, Op. 39 



"The Blue Danube" Is 
Excellent Fun for All 

Bemelmens' New Book Satirizes Conditions in Nazi Ger- 
many: He Has Illustrated it Himself with Humor and Wit 



The Blue Danube by Ludwig 
Bemelmans. Illustrated by the 
Author. New York, the Viking 
Press, 1945. 153 pages. 
In The Blue Danube, Ludwig 
Bemelmans turns his own special 
wit and humor into a biting in- 
dictment of Nazi Germany. With 
sad tenderness, he tells the story 
of Anton Fischer, who lives and 
raises radishes on an island in the 
Danube opposite the town of 
Regensburg. Anton's sisters Mar- 
tha and Anna, and their beautiful 
niece Leni also inhabit the island. 
They aid Anton in the cultivation 
of his famous white radishes, 
which, sliced thinly so that they 
open fanwise, are delicious when 
served with the beer that made 
Regensburg famous. The Fis- 
chers live vei-y simply, supported 
solely by the radishes. Indeed, 
confides Mr. Bemelmans, "the tea- 
cher of natural history once a 
year stopped his entire class on 
its morning walk and, pointing 
to the Island, used it as a primi- 
tive model to explain the life of 
the early lake dwellers." 

The radish-raisers are modest, 
good, unassuming people who mind 
their own business. Nevertheless 
they incur the wrath of the heir- 
rarchy of Nazis of Regensburg. 
Why? Because, to begin with, 
the orderly minds of the Nazis 
resent the capricious, irrespori- 
sible nature of their island, which 
according to the tides and the 
seasons, changes its contours, 
shifts aimlessly from north to 
south, from east to west, and is 
at times even entirely submerged. 
When old Anton comes to pur- 
chase a handkerchief from the 
dry goods merchant, who is also 
the Gauleiter, the Gauleiter's re- 
sentment flares up. He shrieks 
insultingly at the old man, brand- 
ing him a Bolshevist swine. An- 
ton leaves the store, saying that 
he weeps for the Deutschland and 
the Fuhrer. The Gauleiter runs 
into the street after the old man 
shouting, "That is exactly what 
I have been waiting to hear from 
you," whereupon begins the or- 
ganized persecution of poor old 
Anton at the hands of the Nazi 

officials. 

Mr. Bemelmans' characteriza- 
tions are masterful, particularly 
his portrait of the Gauleiter, 
whom he calls "the animal with 
the voice." The Gauleiter is 
aided in his evil acts by the As- 
sessor, whom Mr. Bemelmans 
labels "the Poet" because his ver- 
ses, rhymed declamations against 
Roosevelt, Morganthau, Eisen- 
hower, old Anton, and the Jews, 
appear frequently in the party 



newssheet. Other leading charac- 
ters are a young French prisoner 
of war and the Bishop, who con- 
secrates Anton's irresponsible is- 
land to the church. 

In telling his tale of the trials 
and tribulations of Anton, Mr. 
Hemelmans gives himself a chance 
to sattirize the entire social order 
of Nazi Germany. His little alle- 
gory, so humorously simplified, is 
notably comprehensive. He sati- 
rizes party discipline, party pur- 
ges, the economic order, scarcity 
of food and materials, ersatz food- 
stuffs and supplies, Nazi uniforms 
and marching, Nazi belief in their 
own invincibility, Nazi conduct 
during an air raid, the treatment 
of prisoners of war, and finally 
love under the Nazis, as exem- 
plified by the Gauleiter's esteem 
for Anton's neice. The animal 
with the voice's tender affection 
for Leni is immortalized by the 
Poet's lines: 

I, you, Danube, blue, your hand, 

golden band, 
sunset, duty, war, far away sad 

and gay, 
girl, moonlight, kiss, and bended 

knee, 
Pfaffen, blood, Fatherland, the 

Fuhrer, you and me. 

The end of the story is sad, 
even bitter. Although the Gaulei- 
ter and the Assessor have both 
been liquidated, the brave Anton, 
the only citizen of Regensburg 
who does not cringe and fawn be- 
fore the party officials, is arrested 
and put on the list to be shot. 
When he is arrested in his beer 
garden he looks for support to 
resist. The others all turn their 
faces; they pretend they do not 
know Anton. The old man is 
locked up, and the townspeople 
who watched in silence and offered 
no resistance stand together _ like 
cattle in the rain, like "patients 
waiting for the white-coated at- 
tendants to take them back into 
the asylum." 

There is a definite moral to Mr. 
Bemelmans' story, a warning that 
we should not avert our faces and 
offer no resistance, like the peo- 
ple in the beergarden. The 'Bine 
Danube is a reminder that we 
must not coddle the Nazis, that 
we should not make this peace 
and unduly "soft" one. 

The illustrations are by the 
author, as haunting and witty 
as the story itself. 

G. R.. '46. 



Time Oifi For . . 

Movies 

"Lady on a Train" is a comedy- 
mystery starring Deanna Durbin 
in an unsuccessful attempt to 
create a new type of role lor her. 
As entertamment it is fairly en- 
joyable, although Hollywood still 
has a long way to go before it 
perfects tne art of making mov- 
ing pictures. The plot consists of 
a murder which Miss Durbin, as 
Nicki, sees from a train window, 
and which she manages to solve, 
acquiring a husband in the pro- 
cess. Although some of the 
scenes are serious, the emphasis 
is more on the comic side, fortu- 
nately avoiding slapstick. 

Nicki is a California debutante 
who travels to New York, and 
sees a murder in a warehouse 
while stopped in a station, bo 
that she can solve it without 
benefit of the police department 
(Hollywood always seems to be- 
grudge policemen their duties), 
the time is set on Christmas Eve, 
when no policeman will listen to 
Nicki's flustered account of the 
murder. She therefore enlists the 
help of an effeminate young au- 
thor of mystery stories (played 
by David Bruce) and the chase 
begins, from country estate to 
night club and back-alley ware- 
house. Apparently confused by 
Miss Durbin's capabilities, the 
producers give her two songs to 
sing for no other reason than 
that they think the public expects 
her to. 

"Silent Night" is well sung, but 
her extravagant poses while doing 
it are entirely unsuited to the 
nature of the song. The other, 
"Give Me a Little Kiss, Will You 
Huh," is sung in a deep alto voice 
that no one knew Deanna pos- 
sessed, and is quite sickening. 
Songs like that should be left to 
Lauren Bacall. 

Durbin No Comedienne 
Good comedians are rare in- 
deed, and Miss Durbin is not one 
of those few. She seems to be un- 
sure of herself in a comic role, 
and decides to use the dead-pan 
approach as the safest policy. It 
(Continued on Page 6) 



COMMUNITY 
PLAYHOUSE 

WELLESLEY HILLS 
Eves, at 7:43 - Matt, at 8:15 



Now Showing 
Gary Cooper - Loretta Tonne 
"ALONG CAME JONES" 

— AISO— 
Dorothy Lamoar - Artnro ie Cordova 

"A MEDAL FOR BENNY" 



Sun.-Mon.-Tues. Oct. 14-15-16 

John Wayne In 

"BACK TO BATAAN" 

— AlSO— 
"A GUY. A GAL and A PAL" 



Wed.-Thurs. ° ct - 18-19 

"NATIONAL VELVET" 

— Also— 
March of Time's "Palestine Problem" 



NEWS STAFF TRYOUTS 

4:40 Thursday, October 11 

for '48 and '49 



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seems merely another propaganda 
attempt which, unless vitally re- 
organized, will not long escape the 
workings of Broadway justice. 
P. H. '48. 



CIRCLE THEATRE 

Cleveland Circle 
LON. 4040-4041 



October 11-17 

Barbara Stanwyck 
Dennis Morgan In 

"CHRISTMAS IN 
CONNECTICUT" 

and 

"RADIO STARS ON 
PARADE" 

with Frances Langford 
Wa.lly Brown 

All Star Cast 



COLONIAL THEATRE 

NATICK, MASS. 

T/mn., Fri., Sat. Oct. 11-12-13 
Burbura Stanwyck 

Dennis Morgan 
"CHRISTMAS IN 
CON NECTIC UT" 

General Dwiglit D. Eisenhower's 
"THE TRUE GLORY" 

Friday. Columbus Day — Cont. Perform- 
ances Starting- at 2 P. M. 



Sun., Mon., Tuet. Oct. 14-15-16 
Peggy Ann Garner-Allyn Joslyn 

"JU NIOR M ISS" 

Edmund Gwenn-Phyllis Thaxter 

"BEWITCHED" 

No Evening Performance, 

Tues., Oct. 16 

Theatre Belnc TJ»ed tor Special 

Town Mectlnr 



Starts Wed., Oct. 17 

•INCENDIARY BLONDE" 

"TWICE BLESSED" 



ST. GEORGE 

SUNDAY CONTINUOUS 1:30-11 
MATS. 2 EVES. 6:30 CONTINUOUS 



NOW PLAYING 
Gene Tierncy - John Ho.Uk 

"A BELL FOR ADANO" 

Noah Beery. Jr. - Bonlta Granville 
In 

"BEAUTIFUL CHEAT" 



WEEK OP OCTOBER 14 - 20 

SUN. thru WED. 

Deanna Durbin - Ralph Bellamy 

"LADY ON A TRAIN" 

— Also — 
Jack Oakle - Persy Ryan 

"ON STAGE EVERYBODY" 

THURS. - FRI. - SAT. 

ATTRACTIONS 

TO BE 

SELECTED 



. 



STAGE 

The Assassin with Frank Sundstrom. Final week PLYMOUTH 
Spring in Brazil, new musical starring Milton Berle SHUBEK1 
Th 9 Winter's Tale with Henry Famell Florence Reed, 

Jessie Royce Landis. SECOND THEATRE mAL 

GUILD PLAY. Through Oct. 20 J?° 

Beggars arc Coming to Town with Paul KeHy. Luther 

Adler, Dorothy Comingore. Through Oct. 20 "ILHUK 

IN PROSPECT 

"The Rugged Path" with Spencer Tracy. Opening Oct. 15 for 

••The tW SecTet kS Room" directed by Moss Hart. Cast headed by 

Frances Dee. Opening Oct. 22 
"Oklahoma," opening Oct. 22 for eight weeks 

ngsffisffiasz asK^^&'Svss n v e ,. 

Piato^DrCo ^ wS o^nThfcelehrity Series Way after- 
noon, Oct. 28 

WELLESLEY THEATRE TICKET AGENCY 

WELLESLEY THRIFT SHOP 

34 Church Street Wellesley 

Open Daily 9:30 to 5:30, except for the 

lunch hour, 11:45 to 12:45 

Tickets ordered for .11 Boston the.tr* and even •«**"«*•"» Ha »- 
25c service fee charged on each ticket 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, OCTOBER 11, 1945 



Sue Kuehn, '47, Leads 
Glamorous Life as Ed 



"Fred Allen was so funny, all I 
had to do was laugh," was Susan 
Kuehn's, '47, way of describing 
how easv it was to converse with 
the well-known star of screen and 
radio. 

Now, though, nothing would 
phase Sue, who as a guest editor 
of Mademoiselle spent the 
month of June in New York, 
daily meeting and interviewing 
famous personalities. She was 
among 14 girls chosen from col- 
leges all over the country to help 
edit the college issue of Made- 
moiselle. 

"We had a marvelous time; 
lived at the Barbizon — and I met 
Ida Lupino, Louise Ranier, Thomas 
Mann," Sue enumerated, adding a 
long list of leaders in the world 
of fashion. 

The life was glamorous and ex- 
citing, but the guest editors 



Calendar 

Thursday, October 11: *8:15 a.m., 
I. Leader. Nancs P. Dunn. '46. 
P.m.. Pendleton Hall. Dr. Ru- 
I merson, Alternate to the U. S. 
Delegate to all UNRRA confer, i 
v. in speak on his experiences with 
UNRRA. (Forum.) 1 :«m. i>.ni.. Green 
1 i.i ii. Faculty Assembly Room. Aca- 
demic Council. 

Friday, October 12: »8:1B a.m.. 
Chanel. Leader. Mrs. Curtis. 'i-\» 
p.m., Pendleton HalL Lecture: "Pro- 
lal en el Mundo Hispanlco," 
by Senora Ruiz-de-Conde. Dep;irt- 
ment of Spanish. (Spanish Depart- 
iii. lit.) 

mi tarda?. October 13: «8:15 a.m.. 
Chapel. Leader. Mrs. Horton. 

Sunday, October 14: '11:00 B.TO., 
Memorial Chapel.- Preacher. Rt. Rev. 
Henry K. Sherrill, Bishop of Massa- 
chusetts. 

Monday. October li: # S :15 a.m., 
ChapeL Leader. Mrs. Horton. *7 :30 
p.m., Pendleton Hall. Lecture. "The 
Frumework of Japanese Society," by 
Lawrence K. Rosinger of the Foreign 
Policy Association. (Mayling Soong 
I •• ui.dation.) •7:00-7:30 p.m.. Tower 
French Songs. (Le Centre 
Francals.) 

Tucsduy, October 16; *8 :15 a.m., 
ChapeL Leader. Miss Stiirk. '4:10 
Pendleton Hall. Lecture. "Japan 
Without Empire," by Miriam S. Far- 
ley of the Institute of Pacific Rela- 
tions. (Mayling Soong Foundation.) 
E 15 p.m., Cazenove. Forum — Mayling 
■ Foundation Dinner. 
Wednesday, October 17: "8:15 a.m., 
Cli.pel. Leader. Miss Dennis. 4:40 
n.m Tau ZeUi Epsilon House. Lec- 
." by Miss Wyckoff, 
mics Department, Open to se- 
graduate students, and married 
nts of all classes. (Marriage 
Lecture Committee.) 8:30 p.m.. Alum- 
nae Hall. Paul Robeson, basso, as- 
i by Lawrence Brown and Wil- 
liam Schatzkamer. pianists. The pro- 
gram will include music by Mozart. 
m .nieverde, Bach, and Moussorgski ; 
liBh ballads and negro spirituals, 
* Wellesley Concert Series.) 



Movies - 

t (Continued from Page 5) 
must be admitted, however, that 
this is partly the fault of the 
script, which does not allow her 
opportunity to display talent. The 
supporting cast, which includes 
Ralph Bellamy, Dan Duryea, Ed- 
ward Everett Horton, and George 
Coulouris, is adequate, but there 
is so much emphasis on Miss Dur- 
bin that none of them has a large 
part. 

It is unfortunate that the script 
of "Lady on a Train" is so im- 
perfect. J. L. '47. 



worked for their titles. Office 
hours were from nine to five, 
during which time each of the 
girls worked with an editor as 
his assistant. Guest editors were 
required to attend frequent 
fashion shows where they dis- 
cussed college girls' favorites in 
styles with the fashion experts. 
Sue laughed as she recalled the 
afternoon at a showing of new 
hats by leading designers when 
each of the girls was given ten 
minutes, the materials with which 
to make a hat, and told to create. 
Then came the embarrassing mo- 
ment — each editor had to model 
her own hat before the designer- 
judges. . 

Sue's specialty was working in 
the fiction department; in this 
connection she wrote book re- 
views and co-edited the column, 
"We Hitch Our Wagon to a 
Star." In this capacity she went 
along to many interviews with 
other guest editors who were con- 
ducting the interviews. Her own 
contribution to this column was 
an impression of Thomas Mann. 
She also did the column, "Pass- 
ports," which was a short sketch 
on each author contributing to 
that issue. 

Sue competed with about 700 
other students for a guest editor- 
ship by doing several assignments 
sent out by Mademoiselle to 
girls interested in the competition. 
The subjects of her assignments 
were varied, and some of them 
required as a background opin- 
ions at Wellesley. The final as- 
signment, for which she won the 
prize of a $50 war bond, was a 
criticism of the fiction printed in 
Mademoiselle. 

The only drawback to the whole 
thing, as Sue sees it, is that "I 
won't be eligible to try again." 

Maillard - 

(Continued from Page 1) 
Germany, jammed in a cattle car 
with hundreds of others, and with- 
out food or water for five days 
and nights. 

Escaped from Train 

With the American advance, the 
Germans decided to remove some 
of the prisoners at Buchenwald 
further into Germany — to Dachau. 
While enroute, Major Maillard es- 
caped from the train. He wan- 
dered back and forth over the 
Czech frontier and on May 1, 1945, 
finally ran into an American 
Army. On V-E Day, he was in 
Paris celebrating the victory. 

Major Maillard is now in the 
United States on a special mis- 
sion for the French Mijiistry of 
Information. 



College Bureau 
Offers Counsel 
To Job-Hunters 

"Students who are interested in 
knowing more about the oppor- 
tunities for permanent and vol- 
unteer positions, as well as those 
who are considering further train- 
ing, will find the facilities of the 
Placement Office valuable," stated 
Miss Elizabeth Rapp of the Place- 
ment Office. "Registration entitles 
each individual to the services of 
our office for as many years after 
graduation as she may des'je 
them. This service includes the 
compiling of credentials and the 
securing of recommendations." 

Vocational counseling in general 
and information about specific job 
oportunities will be of particular 
interest to students who wish po- 
sitions after graduation. There 
are a wide variety of special team- 
ing and scholarship announce- 
ments for those interested in 
further training. The reading 
room in the office contains books, 
pamphlets, and newspaper articles 
covering a variety of fields. These 
are available to students at all 
times. 



WBS- 

(Continued from Page 1) 
tended radio summer school this 
year and plan to give special 
trnining to the various commit- 
tees. Ruth Jacoby, head of an- 
nouncing, attended NYU Radio 
School which is affiliated with 
CBS. Jane Carman '46, head of 
it, Lee Emery '47, head of 
acting, and Marie Bransfield were 
at the Northwestern School, which 
is connected with NBC. The oth- 
er members cooperating in this 
training program are: Grace 
Schechter '46, head of directing; 
Chorale Cook '46. head of record- 
"I music; Joan Tomajan *47, head 
Of live music; Ann Coit '47, head 
of publicity; Ann Titchener, cam- 
pus news editor; Jo Lundholm, 
program manager, and Carolyn 
Warner, secret: 

the schedule is now set up, 

the 8:00-8:30 program will include 

ling the index board and mu- 

U 5:00 in the afternoon the 

■ling assignments for Music 206 

will be broadcast. Music- will fill 

period devoted to original 

■■=. A brief program of varied 

music will precede the symphony 

hour, which will be broadcast from 

9:00. 

The radio board is working on 

plans to clear up the reception 

difficulties. From a survey taken 

year, it was found that much 

of the difficulty in the houses was 

due to the fact that the student 

radios could only pick up two 



Lantzeff - 

(Continued from Page 3) 
For a few years, Mr. Lantzeff 
taught in secondary schools in 
California. In 1933 he decided to 
work for his Ph.D. while assisting 
in the translation of Russian at 
the University of California. Later 
he was made head teaching as- 
sistant in European History, and 
in 1943 his Ph.D. thesis, entitled 
Siberia in the Seventeenth Cen- 
tury, was published by the Uni- 
versity of California. He has also 
written two articles on the his- 
tory of Siberia, several book re- 
views, and a chapter on "Mosco- 
vite Russia," which will appear in 
the Harvard Handbook of Slavic 
Studies. 

Welleslev welcomed Mr. Lant- 
zeff in 1943, where he is giving 
his attention to the history of 
Russian, and his spare time to 
chess and detective stories — "of 
the adventurous type." 

o 

Engaged 

Lillian Lee '48 to Ferdinand Chin 
Tee, Lingnan University. 



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be sure to take a look at their 
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It's still early Fall, but that 
doesn't mean that the North wind 
won't send your hat skittering 
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your formal swirling into mud 
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that big date. To avoid life's lit- 
tle inconveniences just call Wel- 
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They'll take you to your destina- 
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* * * 

Hey there! It's silly to go trot- 
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done on your fur coat. B. L. 
KARTT can fix your fur coat so 
it looks better than new. And 
that's not all this versatile gen- 
tleman will do. He will do your 
cleaning in four days and all the 
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* * * 

Was there ever a college girl 
who didn't have some furniture 
that just didn't fit in her room? 
If you're anything like us you have 
a few odds and ends of furniture 
that are forever gracing the back 
of the closet. Best idea we've had 
in ages is to take these things 
over to the CANDLEWICK 
CABIN next to the Ford Motor 
Company. The CABIN, which is 
Wellesley's community furniture 
and clothing exchange, will pay 
you very good prices. So you'd 

better trot the excess pieces over. 

* * » 

Need a little something to cheer 
up your room on these rainy Oc- 
tober days? FRASER'S in Wel- 
lesley Hills have just the plants 
you want. Choose from their pa- 
perwhite bulbs, begonias, philo- 
dendron, and ferns and we promise 
your room will look bright as a 
penny. P.S. FRASER'S will tele- 
graph flowers for you, anytime 

anywhere. 

* * * 

Going to class is one of those 



Robeson - 

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fame from his interpretation of 
the American folk song. He in- 
troduced "Ballad for Americans" 
in 1938, and is well known for 
his rendition of "Ole Man River," 
which will be included on the pro- 
gram at Wellesley. Mr. Robeson 
h?s been guest artist on innumera- 
ble radio programs, has appeared 
in many moving pictures, and has 
been a "feature recording artist for 
Columbia and R. C. A. Victor. 

Perhaps Mr. Robeson's most 
striking- quality as an artist is 
his versatility, which is illustrated 
by his outstanding college record. 
At Rutgers, Mr. Robeson was a 
"four-letter man," winning the 
coveted "R" in football, baseball, 
track and basketball; he was an 
Ail-American football player for 
two years in succession. His rec- 
ord as a scholar is equally bril- 
liant. He was a Phi Beta Kappa 
in his Junior year at Rutgers, was 
Commencement orator, and was 
chosen as the "ideal type of col- 
lege student.'' 

Mr. Robeson received his M.A. 
from Rutgers, and in 1939, got his 
law degree from Columbia Uni- 
versity. Languages are his hobby, 
and he speaks fluently in Chinese, 
Spanish, Russian and Gaelic. 

things you just can't overlook 
when you're in college. But go- 
ing to class means that you're out 
of your room. This in turn means 
that you may miss an important 
message from that certain some- 
body. HUNTER'S has solved this 
problem very neatly. They "aava 
a wonderful supply of "leave a 
note" gadgets which you put on 
your door. They are just the thing 
and what's more they come in 
class colors. 

* * * 

As you may have discovered by 
now time is something which 
there's never enough of when 
you're in school. Therefore the 
moral of this little story is don't 
waste your time trying to squeeze 
all your summer cottons into a 
handkerchief box so you can send 
them home. COLLEGE TAXI 
will do all your packing and crat- 
ing for a mere pittance. Next 
time you have anything from a 
radio to a tea set to send just 
take it down to them and save 
yourself wear and worry. 

Bunny. 



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dinner at Cazenove at which Dr. 
Douglas C. Haring, sociologist and 
anthropologist, will discuss the 
problem of changing the Japanese 
way of thinking. Dr. Haring who 
was educated in this country and 
in Japan, taught for seven years 
in various Japanese schools and 
administered relief in Tokyo after 
the earthquake in 1923. Since 1927 
he has been associate Professor of 
Sociology at Syracuse University, 
from which he is now on leave to 
serve two years as visiting lecturer 
at the School for Overseas Admin- 
istration at Harvard. 

Miss Mary Treudley, Assistant 
Professor of Sociology, who has 
arranged this series of lectures be- 
lieves that at this critical period 
in world history when so much ef- 
fort is being directed toward the 
construction of the postwar world 
and when it is so imperative that 
we develop a better understanding 
of the defeated countries, these lec- 
tures on Japan and the Japanese 
will be of greatest interest. The 
main difficulty to date, Miss Treud- 
ley declares, has been her race with 
the State Department, for four 
different speakers whom she has 
scheduled for the series have been 
whisked off to Japan or to Europe 
to do government work. Barring 
further difficulties, however, two 
more lecturers will appear for the 
Foundation in February, one of 
whom will be Dean William John- 
stone of the School of Government 
of George Washington University. 
He has chosen as his topic "The 
American Occupation of Japan and 
its Effects." 

For the information of those who 
are interested in a further investi- 
gation of the ideas of next week's 
lecturers, books and magazine ar- 
ticles by all three of them may be 
found in the college library. 

stations. Since WBS is broad- 
cast by electricity instead of by 
wave lengths, a more powerful 
radio is needed to pick up WBS 
programs. 




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